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looking for work, it moved to 7.9%. sally is live with how this could sway voters. >> the latest numbers do not show any dramatic changes but it has given each side a new talking point. >> the president out of the news dobbs reported at every campaign stop. >> businesses have created nearly five and a half million new jobs. >> this morning we learned companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last eight months. >> mitt romney had a different take. >> unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> he said the president has failed to deliver. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate. today we learned is actually
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7.9%. that is 9 million short of what he promised. >> the unemployment rate rose to 7.9% in september. it also shows some players added 171,000 jobs in october. the longer term trend is also a mixed bag. >> 160,000 new jobs. that is enough to keep pace but it is not enough to repair the damage from the recession. >> what does all this mean for the election outcome? >> most americans have made up their mind about the candidates and certainly about the economy. a little news is not likely to change that. >> about 4% of likely voters remain undecided. it is not clear whether the numbers will sway them either way. >> what else did you see that was interesting?
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>> it shows growth in manufacturing and construction as well as the hotel restaurant and health-care sectors. on the downside, government hiring is down in the states and also no hourly wages remain flat. >> there are a number of referendum on questions, one of the least understood house to do with allowing illegal immigrants who pay taxes and in state tuition rate for college. david collins joins us in the studio with more on the dream act. >> honestly, there are no answers to some of the questions. how much will actually cost taxpayers? how many immigrants will go to college? will it take spots away from legal residents? >> when my father graduated high school, --
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>> the personal story in support of the dream back from anthony brown. teachers and clergy are also endorsing it. voters are faced with several issues but the dream act may be the most misunderstood. should illegal immigrants be allowed to get in in state tuition rate? jonathan green came to the u.s. seven years ago from panama. his parents entered the u.s. illegally. >> we got some bad advice. that is how we became undocumented. we have applied again but the process takes years. >> opponents say it will eventually cost $228 million a year. >> it is going to cost $40 million a year for 1000 students. >> they could not come up with a reliable estimate. but they told legislators it could cost $778,000 and go up
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to $3.5 million by 2016. jonathan has taken steps to qualify. passage will provide him a way to become a legal resident. >> there is not a path for people like me to become documented. we cannot do it right now. >> qualifications include high school, documentation the student had filed an income tax return for three years. they must attend a community college and then transferred to a university. sign an affidavit they will seek permanent residency. small-business owners complain the state is rewarding lawbreakers. he says he has lost 75% of its business because he cannot compete. supporters consider it then investment. one study backs up that claim. >> the results are the benefits will outweigh the costs. >> in state tuition is $8,000.
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and out of state is $24,000. considers panama his home. >> i am from airline. i love maryland. this is my home. this is where i want to raise my family. >> the battle is fought more on the grass-roots level. polls reveal strong support for it in the washington suburbs. >> the debate is as close as your fingertips. you can see updates in real time on wbal >> five days after hurricane sandy and millions of people are struggling without enough food, fuel, or power. power lines are going back up that many places are still
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struggling with the devastation. the line stretched for blocks. people waiting in traffic or for a ride on a limited public transportation. new york city was planning on going forward with its annual marathon but in the last hour michael bloomberg canceled it after receiving criticism this was not the time to do a race. crews continued to clean up debris, power lines, and trees but some homeowners say they were left behind for too long in the cold. barry sanders has their story. we understand they are happier right now because they have their power. >> the power is back on and they feel a sense of relief right now. they were upset because of a tree limb falling on a power line. they say the same thing happened last year with the same tree and they were out of power for a
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week. >> it is a shame it is over a tree limb. >> after days of frustration, -- >> used to be beautiful. you could hear the wind whistled through it. but it doesn't -- definitely needs to go down. >> neighbors finally feel satisfied. the land that fell on electric lines is now on the ground, it dropped into shreds. electricity is restored. it was monday afternoon when this generator kicked in and others on the road remained in the dark. by friday, the families had lost patience. >> i am diabetic. also i am recovering from a quadruple bypass. i depend on electricity to do a lot of different things. >> a said because the tree is
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historic, it cannot be cut down. >> right now i am concerned about hitting the limb down. it is one road with 20 homes. it is just a pain in the butt. >> they could not understand why crews have come up and seemed to leave it alone. >> we made it safe because the main thing as the wires. >> work crews cut it and got the power back on. the significance? >> we have spoken -- there is nothing that prohibits us from doing what we need to do. for arrested as a matter of having the crews to move from one location to another and restore power. >> he also tells us that the workers followed the restoration process, they handle public safety and they tried to deal with larger areas and then went
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to smaller ones. that was one of the last to get power. >> ocean specialists are speaking out tonight concerning the storm's impact. the center, ocean temperatures are higher and ocean levels are rising. while he says it is too soon to prove global warming is a factor, there is evidence super storms could become the new normal. >> the consensus is clearly, in our gathering, this is the beginning of what we can expect more of. >> scientists say that it landed to the south, baltimore could have seen a 14 foot storm surge. >> i cannot imagine something
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like that. >> the developing story out of the committee tonight. >> a woman said she was sexually assaulted this morning while she was jogging. george is live with the details. >> police told us this afternoon the woman is in her 20's. she was going for eight run this morning. police say a man with a masked and armed with a knife grabbed her, pulled her into a dark area, and sexually assaulted her. right now there is no description of the attacker and police cannot confirm the exact location of this attack. detectives are sifting through surveillance cameras that were in the area. >> there is a lot of surveillance network in the area where the woman was jogging. businesses that have networks and hopefully we will go through the hours in
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which it occurred to see if we can identify anything. >> police are increasing patrols in the community but they are urging people to find a job being friend, especially if you want to take a run in the dark. if you know anything, called the baltimore her sex crimes unit. >> a 14-year-old boy died during practice. >> how he died is not clear. much more after the break. >> what he says he has learned, coming up later in sports. >> a couple of showers but the theme for the weekend is breezy and cool.
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>> emergency responders say they were called to a swimming pool on sunday and found it was lowenthal unresponsive. they put him on life-support and took into the hospital where he died several days later. he was a good student and a rising star at the aquatic club and an all-around wonderful teenager. what exactly happened is not clear. friends and community members are devastated. >> i was upset because i'm good friends with his sister. i knew it was going to be hard for her and her parents.
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if something happened to my brother, i would not know what to do or anything. >> an attorney for the club says they send their thoughts and prayers to the family but had no further comment. >> now your insta-weather plus forecast with tom tasselmyer. >> a few showers and sprinkles tracking through eastern maryland. all part of a weather pattern that is associated with ones -- what was once sandy. he sprinkles will be with us for a few more hours. even since north -- even some snow. still kind of caught in the cool and moist weather pattern which we will slowly break out of. highs today reflect the pattern. we were much cooler than normal
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with a high temperature at the airport of 52 degrees. the average is 62. the record low was 29 degrees set back in 1976. temperatures here climbed into the low 80's. right now is 53 downtown and it is cool in the northern suburbs. southern pennsylvania, mid-40's. it is really hard to warm up with that on the ground. around freezing at the oakland. around baltimore, 30's in the suburbs. it will be breezy and that wind factors and. even though we are calling for sunshine, 25 miles an hour and that feels more like 40-45 degrees. sunrise tomorrow morning at 7:37. sunday morning, the sunrise will be an hour earlier. winds up to 25 knots tomorrow.
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in the western maryland mountains, dealing with some snow and these breezes will continue -- continue, keeping temperatures below normal. on the southern edge of this flow over the east, we have these weather systems out of the pacific and then they die down to the south. this next one looks like it stays south of us but the one after that, coming in from the pacific northwest, that could develop into a new coastal storm around wednesday of next week. get outside and enjoy the sun tomorrow. bundle up. on sunday we will see a little bit of cloud cover but that moved offshore. and then a lot of sunshine for monday. later in the week, as the system comes up from the south, watch with the european model does. these tight bars mean a brisk
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winds coming onshore in new jersey, delaware, baltimore as well. the potential is there in the middle of next week for another storm. don't forget, sunday morning, turn the clock back. we go back to standard time. you get to sleep an extra hour. 53 tomorrow. 54 on sunday. temperatures near freezing in the morning and then we will wait and see if they storm develops on the coast with wind and rain wednesday and thursday. >> from the sports center, this is the 11 sports. >> that john has never lost following a bye week in his four years as an nfl coach. by any metric available, he should beat cleveland on sunday. the game plan against the browns, a veteran receiver had his best game of the air.
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131 receiving yards. he is trying to play it safe for her with a preview. -- safer with a preview. >> every game stands on its own. this will be a tough battle. we know what to expect. we have been there many times. they are playing very well. it is going to be a tough battle. >> 19 players on the injury report. the first match between the rivals came down to the last play on thursday night. the quarterback tossed the ball 52 times, finishing with 300 yards and an uneven game against baltimore. five weeks later, he says he is ready, or he has convinced himself he is ready. >> i was doing some uncharacteristic things. we had some jobs. we did some things that -- we
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are not making the same mistakes, which is good. we have come a long ways. >> what is your expectation for sunday's game? send the same message. text the letter a if you expect a blowout, b fit will be close, or c you think they will lose. 40% and are expecting a nail biter on sunday. 25% predict a loss. the orioles claimed a second baseman who played last year for minnesota. brian adams' suspended after testing positive for an amphetamine. the suspension starts next year. tonight, they show us what they have learned in the pre-season. on thursday, they have not
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heard much. his biggest gripe, the play of his guards. >> day to day, i do not know what i am going to get. throwing the ball around the gym, and defensively, we have not been consistent enough to be any good. i do think we have a chance to be a good team the right now we are not. we are not practicing that way. >> maryland starts the season with an exit -- exhibition tonight. the season opener against the national champions from kentucky. stay with us. another check on the forecast after this.
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well, let me give it a shot. if you're ok with marylanders spending five hundred and... fifty million a year gaming in other states, fair enough. but if you think we should keep that money here... add twelve thousand jobs, and generate millions for schools... well you should probably vote for question seven. because if it doesn't pass, all of this goes away. that's why the post called seven, common sense. but decide for yourself.
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>> a woman told police she was sexually assaulted this morning. what police know so far. early voting ends tonight at 9:00. we will hear from all voters four days before the election. four days before the election. the stories and much more on
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i've always been lucky. flew 37 bombing missions over germany. made it home every time. i'm lucky to have good friends who are all still around, and we're all lucky to have a friend named ben. ben's protected our medicare and veterans' benefits. and he's helping my 13 grandchildren afford college. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i'm honored to approve this message.
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>> i think we will get a bigger dose of sunshine into sunday as well. the temperatures will stay below normal. 50's 4 highs. the same thing on monday. good news on tuesday. nice, dry weather. 52 degrees. the storm that develops on the coast would come in on wednesday and thursday. by then, we will have all of this election stuff out of the way. >> thank you for joining us.
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>> the nbc nightly news with brian williams is next.
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it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message.

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